May 26, 2017 Subject:
A big author renovating the Classics
The Webster's new Universal Unabridged Dictionary (2nd edition) defines Scrapbook, "a blank book into which pictures, clippings from newspapers or books, souvenirs, etc. are pasted for preservation."
The big question is how can this book be read by a 70 years old as well as a 20 years old.
The answer is that it can't. Everyone isn't going to like everything. That's just unrealistic. But the idea is that you will like most of it.
The other good starting point is that it is divided in topics: courage, happiness, human relationships, kindness and forgiveness. And work.
In Dorothy Carnegie's words, "Be true to yourself, be glad you're alive; be willing to learn." (p. 207)
And so this book has largerly taken the focus away from the renowned authors to go onto the readers: us.